Faux Painting Bathroom
Faux Painting to redecorate your bathroom
Here are a few simple ideas how to do faux painting in your bathroom and how to redecorate a dated powder room in just one weekend can go along way to help rejuvenate a worn out look. The best thing about it is that it can be done in a relatively short period of time and doesn’t require that you rip out tile jobs or sinks in order to get a new look.
Prime now or pay for it later
First of all let me say if you’re going to paint anything, make sure that you have cleaned and primed the surface first with a good latex bonding primer, like Benjamin Moore’s “Fresh Start” or Gliddens “Gripper”. Do any patching and caulking before you get ready to paint so it will be dry and ready to go when you are.
Updating a dated vanity with silver
If you have one of those older styled 60′s square box vanities, creating an updated look is relatively simple and painless. Start by painting the entire surface with a latex silver paint ( not spray paint and not oil paint!) Let it dry. Do 2 coats, if you need it.
Make a glaze: 3 parts glaze and 1 part color like chocolate or deep red. Start with the cabinet sides and face plates, brush glaze on and immediately wipe it off, leaving the color to sit in any cracks or trim. Work in one small area at a time. Save the doors for last, and work on the inside first — let it dry — then close the doors and work on the front of the doors. The color of the glaze can be adjusted to the colors of your decorating style, the deeper the color, the more contrast it will have with the silver.
A shimmering ceiling
Paint the ceiling with the same silver latex paint. Roll on one coat and let dry. For the 2nd coat hand brush it on with a wide 4 inch brush, making exaggerated X marks or crosshatching. This will give the silver a more organic feel and help it cover. You can also glaze and white the ceiling as well or leave it sparkling, whichever you prefer.
Since the vanity and the ceiling are now silver and somewhat neutral. Your walls have the flexibility be almost any color you want. I suggest choosing a strong color that you love. Small rooms do not look smaller because there is color on the wall — they look smaller because there is nothing more interesting to look at. Why not try a bright pumpkin orange or hot lime green color? Paint 2 coats in a satin finish and top it off with a hand brushed layer of clear Pearlescent paint.
A clear metallic or opalescent paint’s are available at big-box hardware stores and paint companies and offers sheens that are either gold or silver. These are invisible until the light hits them and then shine brightly with a silver metallic sheen giving your old bathroom, a bold, updated look in just one weekend.
Faux Painting Bathroom
There are many different paint finishes and decorative painting techniques that can be used to paint a bathroom, or any kind of room in your house.
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